Pope Francis provided the Catholic Church with a resource called Share the Journey for putting together spiritual growth, congregational ministry, and solidarity with immigrants. These resources are Catholic but easily adaptable to the needs of any congregation. From the website:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Jesus calls us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Now, Pope Francis is calling us to share a journey with our neighbors – all our neighbors, not only those who live near us, look like us, speak like us or pray like us.
Our neighbors include many of the world’s most vulnerable people: migrants and refugees fleeing war, poverty and persecution, people who seek nothing more than basic needs and a path forward. Just like us, they are children of God, deserving of dignity and love. We as a church are answering the Pope’s call to encounter and walk with these migrants and refugees in support and solidarity.
The website includes:
- Advent Toolkit
- Social Media resources (#sharejourney)
- Videos, prayers and more!
Read the Share the Journey webpage.